For sale is a 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry United States Colored Troops 1864 Trunk Plate. The front of this plate is engraved “29th Connecticut Volunteer Inf United States Colored Troops 1864” and the back is engraved “1864 ..Hanford ….USCT” unfortunately the back is rather worn. This plate measures 8cm in length x 5.5cm width.
On March 8, 1864 a new Connecticut infantry regiment was mustered into military service during the American Civil War. The 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment, over a thousand men strong, was unique as it was Connecticut’s first colored unit to serve during the war from Connecticut. These units were comprised of minority or non-white “colored” recruits of varying origins, ages, and occupational backgrounds who were willing to fight for the Union cause. These “persons of color” may have been African-American, as well as of Native American, Hispanic, and European origin, with some recruits being from as far away as China.
This will be sent via Royal Mail special delivery and dispatched within one working day. Also happy to post internationally.